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Volcan Osorno description and photos - Chile: Peulla. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Volcan Osorno.
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The Osorno volcano with its eternal snows and stunning reigning views is reflected in the clear waters of the majestic Lake Llanquihue, as well as in the emerald waters of Lake Todos Los Santos ("lakes of all saints"). It is wrapped in dense forests and washed by numerous waterfalls. At the foot of the Osorno volcano, you will be greeted by small, picturesque German-style towns. This region is a mecca winter sports surrounded by a wonderful panorama. Without a doubt, the best views surrounding the Osorno volcano can be admired from the towns of Puerto Octau, Puerto Varas and Frutillar.
If you enjoy winter sports, there is a ski resort on the slopes of Osorno volcano with two lifts, great hotels and restaurants. You can also enjoy panoramic views of Llanquihue and Todos Los Santos lakes.
From Puerto Varas, you can walk the hiking trails to explore the area or reach the top of the volcano (2652 meters above sea level). On the slopes of the Osorno volcano, you can take part in a hiking trip, take an excursion, go snowboarding, ride horses or mountain bike. If you are fond of mountaineering, rock climbing, caving, downhill skiing, then here you can fulfill all your dreams. Or just watch birds, contemplate the wonderful species of flora and fauna of this paradise.
Osorno Volcano - a conical stratovolcano, is one of the most active volcanoes in the southern part of the Chilean Andes. In the period from the late 16th century to the late 19th century, 11 historical eruptions of the Osorno volcano were recorded. In 1835, scientist Charles Darwin witnessed one of the eruptions. The last eruption of the Osorno volcano was in 1869.
According to the mythology of the Mapuche Indians, an ancient and powerful spirit, whose name was Peripillan, was an evil deity. He was expelled and thrown to the ground in the place where the Osorno volcano is located. Since then, this spirit has been a prisoner of the Osorno volcano.
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